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  • Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to up over 16% on quarter in 3Q16

    IT + CE | 8min ago

  • China Internet user base over 709 million at end of June, says CNNIC

    IT + CE | 33min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Japan IT vendors stepping into IoT business

    IT + CE | 38min ago

  • Trina Solar to begin production of 5BB solar cells, say reports

    Green energy | Aug 24, 21:41

  • Taiwan market: Smartphone sales up slightly in July

    Mobile + telecom - Newswatch | Aug 24, 21:37

  • Taiwan FTC approves acquisition of HMI by ASML

    Bits + chips | Aug 24, 20:06

  • Taiwan market: Mobile Internet-access infrastructure key to development of mobile payments, says NCC

    Mobile + telecom | Aug 24, 20:04

  • Elexcon and IEE 2016 opens covering electronics and embedded applications

    Before Going to Press | 12h 31min ago

  • Research firm expects Taiwan PCB output to grow sequentially, but fall on year in 3Q16

    Before Going to Press | Aug 24, 21:29

  • Semi, LCD equipment maker Gallant to see EPS double in 2016

    Before Going to Press | Aug 24, 21:23

  • Samsung pushing low-price tablet with strong e-book support

    Before Going to Press | Aug 24, 21:23

  • ITRI showcasing materials for flexible OLED at Touch Taiwan 2016

    Before Going to Press | Aug 24, 20:11

  • Taiwan PCB production value to grow 8.8% on quarter in 3Q16, says IEK

    Before Going to Press | Aug 24, 19:48

  • China Telecom nets CNY11.673 billion for 1H16

    Before Going to Press | Aug 24, 19:47

  • Sharp preparing to market solar cells in China, says Nikkei

    Before Going to Press | Aug 24, 19:46

  • Consumer IC vendor Sonix to ship over 600 million MCUs in 2016

    Before Going to Press | Aug 24, 19:45

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China market: Online search valued at CNY21 billion in 2Q16, says Analysys

Aug 24, 15:40

Online search engines in the China market generated total revenues of CNY21 billion (US$3.22 billion) in the second quarter of 2016, increasing 17.8% on quarter and 9.3% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

Digitimes Research: Japan to focus on developing self-driving, medicare and smart-factory industries

Aug 23, 14:57

The Japan Revitalization Strategy 2016 calls for the development of key technologies related to the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), including IoT, robot and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and also aims to push Japan's GDP to reach JPY600 trillion (US$5.992 trillion) by 2021...

China market: B2C transaction value nearly CNY652 billion in 2Q16, says Analysys

Aug 23, 11:58

In the China market, B2C online shopping portals generated total transaction value of CNY651.94 billion (US$99.86 billion) in second-quarter 2016, growing 18.9% sequentially and 39.6% on year, according to Analysys International.

China market: Online advertising in 2Q16 valued at CNY63.46 billion, says Analysys

Aug 22, 10:28

Online advertising service providers in the China market generated total revenues of CNY63.46 billion (US$9.72 billion) during the second quarter of 2016, increasing 17% on quarter and 19.2% on year, according to China-based Analysys International.

Insyde UEFI BIOS shipping on Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air

Aug 18, 10:13

Insyde Software, a provider of UEFI BIOS and systems management software, has announced that its flagship product InsydeH2O is now shipping on the new Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air featuring the sixth-generation Intel Core chips.

Taiwan market: ACTi offers cloud computing-based retail store solution via cooperation with Microsoft

Aug 17, 12:06

Microsoft Taiwan has announced that ACTi, a provider of IP surveillance solutions, has become a new partner under its Cloud Solution Provider program. ACTi has launched a cloud computing-based retail store solution through integrating Microsoft Azure cloud computing services with its smart IP camera...

Insyde Software unlikely to post profits in 2016, says chairman

Aug 17, 11:55

UEFI BIOS firmware developer Insyde Software suffered operating losses for the first and second quarters straight due to decreasing global demand for notebooks, and 2016 business operations are quite unlikely to turn profitable, company chairman and CEO Jeremy Wang said at an August 16 investors con...

POS solution provider Posiflex to acquire KIS Acquisition

Newswatch - Aug 15, 10:14

Own-brand POS (point of sale) equipment maker Posiflex Technology has announced that it will fully acquire US-based KIS Acquisition for US$105 million. The deal is expected to complete at the end of August.

Alibaba 2Q16 operations up on year

Aug 12, 16:15

Alibaba Group on August 11 released its financial report for the second quarter of 2016, with GMV (gross merchandise volume) of CNY830.7 billion (US$126 billion) increasing 24% on year, consolidated revenues CNY32.154 billion up 59%, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization)...

China software revenues reach CNY2.254 trillion in January-June, says MIIT

Aug 9, 12:22

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY2.254 trillion (US$344.9 billion) in January-June 2016, growing 15.1% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Windows 10 new project to benefit Taiwan supply chain, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 2, 14:51

In addition to releasing an update for its Windows 10, Microsoft is also planning to partner with upstream suppliers to provide enterprises with Windows 10 for a licensing fee of US$7 a month, looking to stimulate PC replacement demand. Some market watchers expect the project to become a growth driver...

Digitimes Research: Launch of Android-based Pepper to ramp up market size

Jul 27, 15:15

SoftBank's launch of Android-based Pepper service robots will encourage Android software developers to develop applications for Pepper, which in return will help ramp up Pepper's market size and its ecosystem, according to a Digitimes Research report on the latest market trends in Japan's digital home...

HTC to face increasing competition in VR market in 2H16

Jul 26, 11:05

HTC is expected to face increasing competition from other brand vendors in the VR (virtual reality) market in the second half of 2016 as VR or AR (augmented reality) devices appear to be hot-selling items for the forthcoming year-end holiday shopping season, according to industry sources.

Oculus tying up with Asustek to promote Rift, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 25, 10:33

Oculus VR will partner with Asustek Computer to promote the sale of Oculus Rift in the Taiwan market, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

ChinaJoy 2016 to take place in Shanghai

Jul 22, 11:26

The China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy) 2016 will take place in Shanghai, eastern China, during July 28-31, with enterprises including Google, Sony, Microsoft, Intel, Nvidia, AMD and Electronic Arts to attend.

Taiwan market: Taiwan Taxi introduces Gama Pay mobile e-payment services

Jul 21, 15:32

Online game developer and operator Gamania Digital Entertainment on July 20 announced that Taiwan Taxi, the largest taxi service provider in Taiwan, has introduced Gama Pay, mobile e-payment services operated by its subsidiary Gash Pay.

Taiwan market: Asia Pacific Telecom to introduce Pepper into local market

Newswatch - Jul 21, 12:29

Asia Pacific Telecom, one of the five 4G mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, will officially introduce Pepper, a service robot jointly developed by SoftBank and Foxconn Electronics, into the Taiwan market on July 25, with the availability of the robot to begin in September, according to a Chinese-language...

Software solution provider GrandTech reports increased earnings for 2Q16

Stockwatch - Jul 20, 21:45

GrandTech CG Systems, a Taiwan-based supplier of IT products and a software solution provider, has reported pre-tax earnings of NT$49.58 million (US$1.55 million) for the second quarter of 2016. The earnings translated into an EPS of NT$0.92 before taxes for the period.

Alibaba in strategic cooperation with 20 supermarket chains for B2B2C operations in China market

Jul 18, 22:16

The largest China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group has formed a strategic cooperation with 20 supermarket chains around the world to introduce them for B2B2C operations at Tmall, a B2C online shopping platform under Alibaba, according to Alibaba.

Worldwide security software market grows 3.7% in 2015, says Gartner

Jul 18, 16:13

Worldwide security software revenues totaled US$22.1 billion in 2015, a 3.7% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. Security information and event management (SIEM) remained the fastest-growing segment in 2015, with 15.8% growth, while consumer security software showed the sharpest decline at 5.9%...

Arcoa provides 3rd-party logistics services for B2C e-commerce operators

Jul 15, 15:13

Arcoa Communication, telecom carrier Far EasTone Telecommunications' (FET) retail chain selling handsets and mobile devices, has started operation of a smart logistics center in northern Taiwan to provide third-party logistics services for B2C e-commerce operators in Taiwan.

Garmin enters Taiwan micropayment market

Jul 14, 11:52

Garmin has cooperated with Taiwan-based micropayment firm iPass to launch wearable devices that are able to measure heart rates and support micropayments.

Acer to partner with Taiwan university to push BeingNet learning

Jul 7, 13:49

Acer has announced it will cooperate with Taiwan's Fo Guang University to include Acer's BeingNet learning system as compulsory courses. Acer founder Stan Shih said the US has been pushing the Hour of Code activity to help students build a basic understanding of computer science and Taiwan should also...

Acer to partner with Fo Guang University

China market: Xiaomi to launch 3rd-party mobile payment services

Jul 4, 15:30

Xiaomi Technology will launch Xiaomi Pay third-party mobile payment services in the China market in late third-quarter or early fourth-quarter 2016. The services are being tested in cooperation with local banks, according to a Chinese-language Tencent report citing company executive Hong Fe...

Taiwan market: FET launches smart home solution

Jul 1, 15:31

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) has launched a smart home solution featuring an all-in-one terminal equipped with IP camera, temperature and humidity sensors to monitor conditions at home, send alarms, collect relevant information and undertake real-time interactive management via a cloud platform...

HTC, investment firms to form VR venture capital alliance

Jun 30, 15:11

HTC has announced that it has teamed up with a total of 28 venture investment companies, including Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners, to form the Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA) to promote the development of the global VR industry and its ecosystem.

China software revenues near CNY1.8 trillion in January-May, says MIIT

Jun 29, 14:46

China's software industry generated total revenues of CNY1.798 trillion (US$275.6 billion) in January-May 2016, growing 14.9% on year, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Healthcare providers in Middle East and North Africa to spend US$2.78 billion on IT in 2016, says Gartner

Jun 27, 16:10

Healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US$2.78 billion on IT products and services in 2016, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending by healthcare providers (which includes hospitals and physicians' practices) on internal services, software, IT services, data...

Sony to ship 9 million PS VR headsets in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 27, 13:52

Sony is expected to ship up to six million units of PlayStation VR (PS VR) headsets in 2016, accounting for 67% of the global VR HMD market, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times reports, citing data fromTaipei-based Topology Research Institute.

Inventec enhancing marketing of cloud computing services in China

Jun 21, 17:36

Inventec has stepped into providing cloud computing services in Taiwan and China through integrating in-house-produced servers and other hardware with software developed by Taiwan- and China-based partners. Inventec is strengthening marketing in the China market via adding data centers and local software...

Digitimes Research: IoT development faced with problems

Jun 20, 21:22

While IoT (Internet of Things) is booming, development is faced with problems in frequency band, value-added service and information security, respectively related to use of licensed and unlicensed bands, limited availability of real value-added services on demand, difficulty in obtaining personal...

Digitimes Research: Arcade-type VR gaming business model workable

Jun 20, 14:07

Suppliers in the PC supply chain are looking to the VR (virtual reality) gaming market for future growth as digital gaming appears to have become one of the main applications of VR devices, according to Digitimes Research.

Insyde intros flagship UEFI BIOS

Jun 1, 12:05

Insyde Software has announced that its flagship UEFI product, InsydeH2O, is now ready for system and device manufacturers to test the Windows 10 Anniversary Update targeted to be released this summer by Microsoft.

The gaming notebook competition: Q&A with Jone Chang from Gigabyte notebook department

Jun 1, 09:52

Gaming notebooks have become the main focus of Gigabyte Technology's notebook department and despite increasing competition from first-tier brand vendors since 2015, the company is not concerned about demand for its products. Gigabyte has been in the gaming market for 30 years and its long-developed...

Jone Chang, Product Division Director of Gigabyte notebook department

This concludes our broadcasting day: Vizio redefines the TV

Jun 1, 09:05

Vizio could be credited as the most innovative LCD TV maker in terms of product planning in 2016, as it is the first vendor to remove ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner from TV sets and replace it with built-in Chromecast (or SmartCast as Vizio named it) functionality and attach a tablet...

Digitimes Research: Growing HMD devices stir up development of professional VR application market

May 31, 12:13

While a number of consumer virtual reality (VR) applications for games and video have been developed in 2016, the introduction of more head-mounted display (HMD) VR devices has also brought new aspects to the professional VR application market, according to Digitimes Research.

Computex looks to take on new identity

May 31, 08:51

This year's Computex Taipei 2016 will mark a turning point for Asia's biggest tradeshow, as Taiwan begins asserting itself as being not only the center of the global ICT supply chain but also as a key partner for building the global technology ecosystem and driving innovation. This new positioning...

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Amazon considering setting up cloud data centers in Taiwan

May 23, 11:05

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is considering establishing cloud data centers in Taiwan and has finished a feasibility evaluation but has not yet made any decision, Amazon corporate vice president and AWS greater China managing director Alex Yung revealed at AWS Summit in Taipei on May 20.

Amazon vice president and AWS greater China managing director Alex Yung

Shipments of Chromebooks integrated with Google Play set to increase

May 20, 15:50

Google has announced that new Chromebooks rolled out by its notebook partners will start supporting Google Play, a move which is likely to substantially ramp up shipments of Chromebooks.

BenQ to showcase store management system solutions at Computex

May 20, 14:14

Display solution provider BenQ has been developing smart solutions for years and will showcase its new store management system solutions for retail stores, factories, physical fitness centers and education at Computex Taipei 2016 during May 31-June 4, according to the company.

Alibaba increasing investments in online video services

May 19, 14:28

Yin Jing, president of the home appliance business unit at China-based Alibaba's e-commerce subsidiary T-mall has commented at CES Asia 2016 that Alibaba has been keen on investing in and developing online video services and is optimistic about video services' prospects.

Tencent sees increased 1Q16 revenues

May 19, 11:54

China-based Internet value-added service provider Tencent Holdings has published its first-quarter 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of CNY31.995 billion (US$4.952 billion), up 5.10% sequentially and 42.84% on year.

China market: Online advertising value over CNY 54 billion in 1Q16, says Analysys

May 17, 11:58

Providers of online advertising services in the China market generated total revenues of CNY54.25 billion (US$8.30 billion) during the first quarter of 2016, dropping 12.6% on quarter but growing 35.6% on year, according to Analysys International.

Worldwide server virtualization market is reaching peak, says Gartner

May 16, 22:29

The worldwide x86 server virtualization market is expected to reach US$5.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 5.7% from 2015, according to Gartner. Despite the overall market increase, new software licenses have declined for the first time since this market became mainstream more than a decade ago. Growth...

China market: Online search value nearly CNY18 billion in 1Q16, says Analysys

May 16, 22:27

Online search engines in the China market generated total revenues of CNY17.82 billion (US$2.72 billion) in the first quarter of 2016, decreasing by 17.0% on quarter but increasing by 16.7% on year, according to China-based consulting company Analysys International.

MediaTek announces sale of auto IC subsidiary to China firm

Stockwatch - May 13, 15:06

Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek has announced the signing of a strategic cooperation framework agreement with NavInfo, a China-based digital mapping service provider. According to the agreement, NavInfo will also acquire AutoChips, in which MediaTek holds an 82.9% stake, for a total of US$600...

Alibaba 1Q16 operations up on year

May 6, 11:13

China-based e-commerce operator Alibaba Group Holding has reported consolidated revenues of CNY24.184 billion (US$3.751 billion) increasing 38.8% on year, net operating profit of CNY5.112 billion hiking 96.7% and net profit of CNY5.314 billion for first-quarter 2016.

Taiwan market: Online advertising services valued at NT$19.352 billion in 2015, says DMA

May 3, 14:25

Online advertising service providers in the Taiwan market generated total revenues of NT$19.352 billion (US$589 million) in 2015, increasing 19.6% on year, according to Digital Marketing Association (DMA) Taipei.

Soft-World sets up joint venture in Indonesia

Apr 27, 15:45

Online game developer and operator Soft-World International has announced the establishment of an Indonesia-based joint venture, PT. Maya Kartuku International, with Indonesia-based advertising agent PT. Damai Sejahtera Utama and Singapore-based financial consulting company Balius Capital Limited to...

Data Systems Consulting, Techmation form strategic cooperation to tap China automated plastic production market

Apr 27, 15:44

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution provider Data Systems Consulting and Techmation, a developer of automated control systems for plastic injection molding machinery, on April 26 signed a strategic cooperation agreement to promote automated monitoring and management systems for plastic manufacturing...

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